Homeowner Tips

You take great care of your home. From making sure the lawn is in tiptop shape to the interior staying clean and tidy, you understand the importance of homeowner maintenance. But, hearing the “drip, drop,” of the faucet in your bathroom is a nuisance that just keeps getting pushed to the backburner. This telltale sign of a leak could be linked to a deeper-rooted issue in your home that you can’t see for yourself. The plumbing experts from Rainaldi Home Services have state-of-the-art leak detection technology that helps diagnose or prevent huge leaks in your home’s plumbing. Water Leak Consequences A tiny...

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Out with the old, and in with the new! Summer is here, and it’s time to get up-to-date with the latest home trends. These trends are the most popular styles according to some of the biggest fashion and home décor publications.   Go Green!We aren’t talking about saving the planet. We are talking about the color. According to Pantone, “Greenery” is the 2017 Color of the Year. Pantone says the color represents refreshment and revitalization. Forget about being realLike fashion, interior decorators are starting to use faux materials. Start choosing faux fur rugs, fake wood ceiling beams and engineered quartz for your countertops....

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The Orlando heat is only getting worse as summer comes along, and that means now is the time to start preparing your air conditioner. You can start with the simple task of changing your air conditioner’s filter. This will not only help your air conditioner to run more efficiently, but it will also help remove dust and allergens from your home. Follow these steps to replace your filter. Find where your air filter is located First, look behind your home’s main air vent that let’s cool air out.  If you can’t find it there, look for a vent around your home’s thermostat. Once...

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Snowbirds: are getting ready to head back north for the summer! Just as you do before you head south for the winter, allow yourself plenty of time to prepare your home for your extended absence. Protect your home: Consider motion-sensitive exterior lights, deadbolts, side locks for sliding doors, and other extra security measures. Confirm that your alarm system is working and has been activated. Remove valuables from the home. Check to make sure all windows are locked. Close drapes or shades. Make sure your smoke detectors work and replace all batteries. Protect your plumbing Turn off as much water access as possible. If your home will be...

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Spring is here! With it, many homeowners begin to shift their focus to outside projects. Trees and other landscaping can add shade, function, and curb appeal – ultimately increasing the value of your home. But before you head over to the nursery, there are several things to consider. Certain trees have root systems that can spread quickly and invade sewer lines, causing blockages that require expensive repairs. To avoid potential root intrusion into your sewer line, ask yourself these three questions before you plant a tree: 1.) Is it the right place? The first step is to locate your sewer lateral, which is the...

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90 degree summer days will slowly be making their way out for the 70 degree days of fall. Lucky for us, we don’t have to prepare for frigid temperatures. However, there are still a few fall maintenance tips that are worth taking note of.   Clean your gutters The summer has brought a lot of rain, now is a great time to clean your gutters before the fall leaves start to accumulate in them.   Improve landscaping Cut back trees and landscaping that has become overgrown during the summer months. Cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to do some work outdoors.   Change batteries Change the batteries in...

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High water pressure is a problem that many homeowners encounter. While, it may not be as much as a nuisance to you as low water pressure would be, it can still cause unwanted issues in your home.   The average home’s water pressure should not be more than 80 psi. When the water pressure reaches over 80 psi the following problems can occur: Leaks caused by extra stress on plumbing pipes. Shortened appliance life on the washing machine, dishwasher, faucets, toilet parts, shut off valves and hot water heaters due to extra stress on appliances.  It’s fairly easy to diagnose whether or not your home...

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Your wedding ring made it down the drain. You’re upset, worried, and looking for an answer on how to retrieve it. Out of all the things sitting on your counter, your wedding ring has to be the thing to fall down the drain right as you’re supposed to be on your way to work.
 
Stay calm and follow our steps to retrieve your ring in no time....

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The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is upon us. While some are expecting this hurricane season to be the most active season in the past three years, others are expecting it to be near normal this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms. Either way, we feel it’s always better to play it safe. ...

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